View Full Version : XP Pro versus XP Home -- Advantages?
04-25-2008, 12:20 PM
This issue came up in the How To Remove Computer Password thread here ... http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/showthread.php?t=181215
What are the advantages of XP Pro over XP Home -- for the typical home LAN user, that is? I'm asking because Captain America is not the only person wanting to replace OEM Windows with retail Windows.
Lots of info about the features of each and a comparison of both here.
04-25-2008, 02:36 PM
Well now ... That conversational gambit certainly went noplace. :)
04-25-2008, 03:01 PM
What are the advantages of XP Pro over XP Home -- for the typical home LAN user, that is?
hmm, so being able to install Oracle 10g on it (you can't on XP Home) doesn't count? :D
But it's symptomatic. Some highend software won't work on the Home edition(s).
Same goes for Vista Home btw, it won't run some things either.
That's in large part because some of the more advanced networking and system administration features are locked down in a default state and can't be changed or simply aren't there at all.
Most users never need those, professionals often do.
The home editions are also less configurable, which can be a good reason to buy the Pro version.
As it is I'm thinking of upgrading my Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate (for Vista there's a crossgrade program so it's less than the cost of a new Vista license by a big margin) for that reason, I want to run Oracle 11g on the machine and it just won't work on Home Premium.
04-25-2008, 03:42 PM
Thanks, now we're getting someplace in a forum sense. But are you suggesting that you want to run Oracle at home? If so, may I ask what the application is?
And what is Oracle 10g as opposed to what used to be called simply "Oracle"?
(See how it goes, folks? I toss the balls underhand and then they're supposed to hit them out of the park. :))
04-25-2008, 03:52 PM
10g is simply a specific version of the product, like FS2004 is a specific version of that product.
Most people may not want to run it, but as a developer working with it professionally it's a good idea to have available at home as well.
04-25-2008, 04:07 PM
I can understand that. When I worked at MCI fifteen years ago I had a complete set of development tools at home as well as direct access to the test computers in an upload/download sense.
Now ... Do I correctly recall that with XP Pro you can, in effect, set up a virtual network such that what appear to be local drives can actually be mapped across a network, including a remote network?
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